Too much stuff and too little space, it’s a common problem. This rising trend is what keeps self storage companies in business. People use self storage to store anything from furniture, household items, cars, boats, RVs or even valuables like heirloom pieces and wine. While most storage rental users typically choose what kind of unit they need based on the size of belongings they have and what size unit they will need in order to easily hold their belongings, there is a rising trend towards using climate controlled self storage units. More companies are offering units with climate control in their arsenal of options, and by the end of the year, the group of people who rent this type of space will have doubled. So what exactly is a climate controlled unit, and how does one know if they need that kind of storage?
Self storage rentals have been around a while, so most people know what they are: the consumer (you) rents space to store their belongings that they do not currently have room for. But climate control storage rental isn’t quite as well known. Really it’s exactly what it sounds like: storage units that are insulated and have the ability to heat or cool down the interior space and keep the objects stored in it from being exposed to extreme temperatures that may damage the items inside. There is often the ability to control the humidity in the unit to keep wooden items from absorbing too much moisture.
How do you know if climate controlled units are the right option for you? Well, it comes down to what you’ll be storing, for how long, and your location. Temperature controlled units are great if you’re storing old item, such as family heirlooms or vintage cars. They’re also good if you have items made out of wood, such as bedroom or dining room furniture. Often expensive items like new cars, wine, fine textiles, electronics or furs. Other things to consider is if you are storing art pieces or musical instruments you they might require a controlled environment. Even if your items don’t fall into those categories, you may still want to consider climate control if you’re planning on storing something for an extended period of time and want to reduce the wear and tear on the items.
You also want to consider where you’re storing your possessions. Is it an area that experiences extreme temperature changes throughout the year – does it get below 32 degrees or above 89 degrees Fahrenheit? Is it an area that has high levels of humidity, or is it excessively dry? Both extremes can cause damage to belongings and may be a good reason to invest in climate controlled storage. Availability of storage is going to vary based on the area you live in and what kinds of seasonal extremes and changes that are expected in a year, but it’s an appealing option if you want in insure that your belongings are kept in good condition as long as you are using a storage unit.